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RE: potato

> Large: I had to invoke apt-get dist-upgrade several times. The last time it
> even 
> installed xdm. However, X is now completely broken. As I watch the screen
> during 
> boot-up, xdm is invoked. I then get a set of vertical line patterns. Becasue
> of 
> xdm, I can' simply exit X, can I. I'm running kernel 2.2.15.

Control-Alt-F1 will get you to the console.  type /etc/init.d/xdm stop after
logging in as root.

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